[Ed. – You have to wonder whether Gillumn chided the staffer for his ‘monkeyshines’.]
A youth outreach staffer for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been terminated after calling for President Trump’s death on Twitter, and wearing a shirt calling pro-Trump states “Dumbf–kistan.”
The staffer, 24-year-old Manny Orozco-Ballestas, made a series of sexually graphic and politically charged comments on social media in 2012 and 2013, according to fringe blogger Jacob Engels, who flagged the posts.
In one 2013 post, Orozco-Ballestas wrote to Trump: “you need to be executed.” In another, he reportedly wrote, “If you’re weighing 300 pounds+ maybe it’s a good idea you stop posting all that fattening food pics on [Instagram]!”
But it was one of Orozco-Ballestas’ own Instagram posts last summer — which was also unearthed last week by Engels and published by The Tampa Bay Times — that led to calls by state Republicans for his termination.
In the post, Orozco-Ballestas is pictured wearing a shirt depicting a map of the United States, with red-colored states indicating ones that went for President Trump in the 2016 election.